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Popa Chubby (USA)

Popa Chubby - Guitar, Vocal 
TBA - Drums
TBA - Bass

Born Ted Horowitz, Popa Chubby is a true native son of the Big Apple. He was born in 1960 in the 
Bronx and grew up in a neighbourhood made famous by Robert DeNiro in the movie A Bronx Tale. 
His early memories of hearing the juke box playing the hits of early sixties soul and R&B made a 
lasting impression on him. To this day the musical influence of Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Aretha 
Franklin and Marvin Gaye are ever present in Popa’s music.

At age sixteen he picked up his first guitar and never put it down. His fingers bled from trying to pick 
out the blues licks he heard second hand from the rockers who played them. In the late 70’s Popa 
was hired by Punk Rock godfather Richard Hell for a world tour. With the 1980’s upon him, Popa 
played any and all styles of music he could, the education helping him to survive as a working 
musician. Chubby was hired for a world tour and asked to contribute his blues-inflected guitar 
playing to Pierce Turner’s album The Sky and The Ground. Popa worked with Pierce throughout the
late 80’s.

In 1990 the Popa Chubby Band was born. The Name was taken from an impromptu jam with Bernie 
Worell, one of the founding members of ‘70s psychedelic rock and R&B group Parliament-

Popa Chubby’s music, forged in the toughness that is New York City, takes blues to the cutting edge, 
where it highfives its contemporary cousins rock, rap, and hip hop. With his razor sharp, biting guitar, 
vocals from the gut, and top-notch skill as a songwriter, Popa Chubby artfully combines the 
rootsiness of blues with the more modern urban elements of today’s popular music.



current release

The Catfish (2016, Earmusic/Edel)



press quotes

Chubby has the fast-fingered facility and the unflagging adrenaline for such an approach. But he's much more interesting when he abandons his bar-band routine for something more idiosyncratic: the understated Piedmont blues of "You Can't Stop Love," the reggae-inflected "Woman in My Bed Dub" and the surf-instrumental version of "Theme From 'The Godfather’."
Washington Post

Deliveries After Dark is also defiantly not a purist record. This is a blues rock record that has the sound and songs of classic rock radio rather... This is bold, loud music made for the joy of it and it can be heard in every note.”
Josh Hathaway


tour period

26.11. DE - Bochum, Zeche

27.11. DE - Leverkusen, Scala

28.11. DE - Aschaffenburg, Colos Saal
29.11. CH - Seewen, Gaswerk Eventbar
30.11. DE - Dillingen, Lokschuppen
02.12. AT - Braunau, Gugg
03.12. AT - Wien, Reigen
05.12. DE - Berlin, Quasimodo
06.12. DE - Berlin, Quasimodo
07.12. DE - Hannover, Blues Garage



Reinhard Buchmann
Jazzhaus Booking
Tel: + 49 (0)761 - 79 19 78 - 18
Fax: + 49 (0)761 - 729 35
E-Mail: buchmann (at)